To my passion-filled sisters who are driven to have what your hearts desire...Let me tell you, it's ok that you are driven To:
Have your work matter and make a difference
Make more money
Have more time
Have better relationships
But the idea of doing more, being more, showing up more -- is an exhausting idea. You honestly don't have anything left to give.
And that is where all of this has gone wrong. We have allowed others to use our drive to their advantages.
ladies, here's what went wrong
We had this belief that if we were the “good girls,” the hardworker, we’d get ahead in our business or careers.
That others would simply take note and buy from us or promote us. That if we built it, they would come (damn Kevin Costner!).
Somehow we bought into the societal expectations that we can't be too:
Talented For Our Good
You're baffled thinking "With my driven nature, I should be MUCH further ahead!"
Let's get real. We have shined brightly for others. We have given to others while putting ourselves freakin' dead last.
We give our brilliance to others secretly hoping that they'll give us what we secretly want. And that our drive, our greatness, our magnificence will finally be respected and rewarded!
We hope and we wait. Sitting on the fence getting splinters in our @ss, watching others get their just fruits while we continue to struggle, be overwhelmed and overworked...